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Hypsela tridens

Hypsela

Mat-forming perennial herb with reddish stems, rooting at the leaf nodes. Plants wither in fruit and remain dormant over winter.

Additional information

  • FamilyCampanulaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeprostrate x spreading
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesSmall oblong-elliptic leaves 1.3-8 mm x 0.5-3 mm with toothed margins, final pair teeth prominent making the tip appear 3-toothed.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeNovember to May
  • FlowersSingle axillary tubular flower 4-9.5 mm long, lobes spreading, upper 2 lobes slightly narrower than lower 3.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWet soil on edges of water areas. Areas can become very dry in summer and submerged in winter.
  • Garden useSmall plant for wet edges of pools and dams.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known only from the Yarra Flats area within the Shire. Poorly known within Victoria.
Photographer/s: 1, 3 Andre Messina, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©; 2 Richard Hartland ©

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